On Thursday, we had our second ALICE training. The students listened to the story I'm Not Scared I'm Prepared for a second time. Then we discussed what to do if a "wolf" was ever in our school. The kids had great answers and seemed to really be comprehending the importance of knowing what to do in a dangerous situation. In fact, later in the morning, some kids were pretending to be the wolf and sheep. It was cute to watch as they played each character.
We have been working on identifying and counting objects from 1-5 and on identifying and writing letters L, F, and H. Next week, we will learn E, H, T, I. As each letter is taught in the classroom, you can begin to practice them at home, too. I would suggest making learning fun by having your child use shaving cream or cool whip to practice writing letters and numbers -they love doing this! Also, use alphabet magnets or bath tub letter/number stickies to practice. Lastly, READ alphabet and number books. Make learning fun!
Thank you everyone for attending parent/teacher conferences. I enjoyed talking with all of you. Remember that I am always available to discuss your child. Email is the quickest way to get in touch but I will also respond to phone calls or notes.
Highlights of the week...
This week, the students...
- learned what to do if our clothes catch on fire - Stop, Drop & Roll.
- sang the fire safety rap (youtube)
- made a fireman out of the letter F
The students also practiced...
- copying and making shapes and crosses
- counting to 20
- tracing numbers 1-10
- dress your child accordingly. We go outside every day unless the weather isn't conducive.
- Show & Tell will be on Friday. Your child may bring anything (small).
- limit snacks to 2 small or 1 large. NO JUICE please - it is too messy and sticky for the classroom.